Nostalgia, Gratitude, and an Open Apology…

The truth is that I have been struggling with a lot of ingratitude lately. Obviously my life has changed significantly over the past few months, and I seem to be having a hard time adjusting to being pregnant. This has naturally created a challenging inward struggle… of course it is such a gift and a … Continue reading Nostalgia, Gratitude, and an Open Apology…

Guest Post: 5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health by Talasi Guerra

Life has been crazy these past few weeks, but I am finally getting around to sharing a guest post that I wrote for River-Moose-Reads back at the beginning of April! Click on “View original post” at the bottom of the box below to read the entire article. Enjoy!

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5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health

My name is Talasi Guerra and I am a mental health blogger. Let me clarify that—I am not a mental health professional. Rather, I am an average, every day person who is navigating the ins and outs of life with mental illness.

I have struggled with mental illness for most of my life. Obsessions started at a very young age, and by the time I was fourteen, I had developed an eating disorder. For the next number of years, I was tormented by depression, anxiety, and addictions, until finally, at age 21, I started to make some genuine progress towards recovery.

Since that time, nearly ten years ago, it has been an uphill battle. Fortunately, I have experienced many great successes along the way. Writing has been an essential part of my mental health recovery at every stage. And while I am so…

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Fearless Friday: Learning to Drive

Today I am honored to welcome a guest post by Sarah Poulsen, blogger at Dates and Deployments. In her post, Sarah shares the triumphant story of her journey to overcome her fear of learning how to drive. Way to go, Sarah! When most people first get their learners license, they are mostly excited and a … Continue reading Fearless Friday: Learning to Drive

Fearless Friday: The Big Change

It’s Fearless Friday once again, and I am slightly embarrassed that I have only posted once since the last Fearless Friday entry! Things have been crazy and busy here in Rwanda, but we are enjoying our time and I look forward to updating you some more soon! In the meantime, I am happy to welcome … Continue reading Fearless Friday: The Big Change

There and Back Again… and Again

We've been in Rwanda for 6 days now, and I have fallen seriously out of my blogging groove. Overall, I've been okay with that. I am enjoying just being here, getting to be a part of this wonderful little family, and being immersed into the culture. We've had lots of adventures this past week, and … Continue reading There and Back Again… and Again